Culver City OKs Copter Flight limits

The Culver City council Monday unanimously passed a resolution supporting a proposal that would require helicopters to fly at least 2,000 feet above the ground.

The Los Angeles International Airport Area Advisory Committee asked Culver City and other member cities to adopt resolutions favoring the height minimum.

Raising the minimum would increase flight safety and make it easier for pilots to land their aircraft, the city staff reported.

The Federal Aviation Administration has advised helicopter pilots to maintain an altitude of at least 2,000 feet, but has not required them to do so. Some helicopters currently maintain a height minimum of about 1,500 feet, the staff reported.

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